Membership FAQ

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Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about submitting SkillsUSA membership dues:

Who must pay membership dues?

All SkillsUSA members, including professional members, must pay membership dues.

What are the dues and deadline for my state?

See the list of state deadlines, fees and contact information. Your state advisor can also provide information on all upcoming state leadership and skill events.

What is the national membership deadline?

Membership must be postmarked by March 3 of each year for students to be eligible for national competition. Competing at the state level is a prerequisite for national competition, so you must also meet your state deadline.

Can I send in membership after the deadline?

SkillsUSA will continue to accept membership after the March 1 national deadline. The March 3 national deadline must be met by students who are competing or running for office at the national level.

If I use a purchase order, where is my invoice?

If you use a purchase order for membership dues, the SkillsUSA online registration system will automatically populate the invoice which is then available for immediate printing.

Can dues be refunded or transferred?

Substitution of student memberships is not allowed. You may not drop one student from the membership roster and replace that student with another.

Dues cannot be refunded or transferred.

How many sections should I submit?

Submit a section for each career and technical education program in your school. A section consists of all students taught by a single instructor in one occupational area or program within your school. Together, these sections make up the school chapter.

How do I add students to my membership section?

To add students to your section simply return to the online membership site and register your additional members. A separate invoice for just these students will be generated.

Who can participate in SkillsUSA competitions?

SkillsUSA competitions begin at the local level and progress to the state and national levels. Students may compete at the state level if they are registered SkillsUSA members enrolled in an approved training program and who meet all contest requirements. Students must be state first-place winners and approved by their state association director to compete at the national level.

Should all SkillsUSA advisors join as professional members?

All advisors and school administrators should join as professional members in order to receive their own copies of SkillsUSA Champions magazine, catalogs, correspondence, scholarship notices and other materials.

What does the term "100 percent membership" mean?

The term 100 percent membership means that all students enrolled in your training program are national- and state-dues-paying members of SkillsUSA.

I am a new SkillsUSA advisor. Help!

SkillsUSA publications cover programs, competition regulations, national conference and other activities. Your state office can provide information on state activities and upon request, assign an experienced advisor as your mentor for the first year. Phone numbers for all state offices are listed here.

Who do I call if I have questions on membership?

Call the membership line at 800-355-8422. You may send questions by email to Susan Trent at strent@skillsusa.org.

Where do I send payments?

Mail one copy of all rosters/invoices and payments to:

SkillsUSA Inc.
14001 SkillsUSA Way
Leesburg, VA 20176